Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for BGP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BGP over the 6 months to 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 106 123
Rank change year-on-year +27 +17 -23
Contract jobs citing BGP 16 13 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.23% 0.56% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 4.85% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Median daily rate £450 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £385 £264 £275
90th Percentile £489 £423 £525
Scotland median daily rate £450 £325 £500
% change year-on-year +38.46% -35.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50

BGP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 168 268 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.88% 11.52% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 155 141
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £165 £200 £145
90th Percentile £546 £594 £568
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £325
% change year-on-year - +30.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £35.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +113.64% -26.67%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +52.17% +50.82% -44.55%

BGP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing BGP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for BGP in Edinburgh

BGP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing BGP in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for BGP in Edinburgh

BGP
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing BGP in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for BGP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing BGP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for BGP.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (93.75%) Public Sector
3 13 (81.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
4 12 (75.00%) CCNP
4 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
5 11 (68.75%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (68.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 11 (68.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 10 (62.50%) Kanban
7 6 (37.50%) VMware NSX
7 6 (37.50%) Decision-Making
7 6 (37.50%) VMware
8 5 (31.25%) BCP
8 5 (31.25%) vCenter Server
8 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
8 5 (31.25%) DevOps
9 4 (25.00%) Wireless
9 4 (25.00%) Network Design
10 3 (18.75%) DNS
10 3 (18.75%) CCNA
10 3 (18.75%) DHCP
10 3 (18.75%) VPN
11 2 (12.50%) ITIL
11 2 (12.50%) Windows

BGP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) Firewall
1 16 (100.00%) OSPF
2 15 (93.75%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (81.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) IPv6
6 2 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) MPLS
7 1 (6.25%) SNA
7 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 15 (93.75%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Platform Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (68.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 11 (68.75%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (68.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 10 (62.50%) Kanban
4 6 (37.50%) Decision-Making
5 5 (31.25%) BCP
5 5 (31.25%) DevOps
6 4 (25.00%) Network Design
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
8 1 (6.25%) High Availability
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (75.00%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware NSX
2 2 (12.50%) Firmware
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Palo Alto
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) Ivanti